Light has always been something that inspired creative minds and even if not tangible yet it can be viewed as an art piece. Let us have a look at some of the impressive creations that were inspired by light. After all, as the artist, director and curator Aaron Rose said: “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”.
Circadian Light Synthesis Installation, Photo via Delta Light
ANARCHITECT is an award-winning architecture, interior architecture & design practice lead by Jonathan Ashmore and based out of Dubai and London. They have created the Circadian Light Synthesis installation in cooperation with Delta Light, a company, famous for the architectural lightening designs. The installation was designed for the Dubai Design Week 2018, it manifested different ways sunlight can dictate the human body’s natural clock. Dubai was chosen as a location for this installation for a reason – with both the sun and the moon shining brightly the conditions were just perfect for this outdoor project.
The piece consisted of two interlinked pavilions. The first being an open-sided space with a small pathway enabling the spectators to marvel at the incoming natural light and shadows cast. To pose a contract, the second one was presented as more of a closed off area which had artificial lighting inside.
Circadian Light Synthesis installation, Photo via Delta Light
The ANARCHITECT intended to transmit the following message:
“Light stimulates us and influences our moods and activity levels. Our physiological response to light depends on its characteristics such as colour spectrum, intensity and timing. The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour internal clock that is running in the background of our brain and cycles between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals. Circadian rhythm allows our body to assign functions based on the time of day, and whether you are asleep or awake”, as explained by Danilo Mandelli. While some artists accentuate the beauty of natural sunlight, others experiment with artificial light which definitely has its own charm.
Geometry of Light Installation, Photo: Kate-Joyce //Luftwerk
The artistic collaboration Luftwerk consisting of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero has long been exploring light and integrating it into every project. The artists believe that it has a dynamic relationship with the perception of colour. This time they collaborated with Iker Gil and created a Geometry of Light exposition in Barcelona Pavillion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
The immersive light installation was created by use of laser projections creates an opportunity to view the old building from a new perspective. Vertical and horizontal artificial light rays make the visitor plunge into the future while standing on the site of the past-century building. This eye-catching array of red lights does not intervene with the components of the structure, on the contrary, they accentuate its versatility and flexibility. Following its premiere in Barcelona, Geometry of Light will be installed at the Farnsworth House in October 2019 to coincide with the third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The artistic intervention is organized by MAS Context.